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. [applause] >> the associate press reported that president obama will make a pair of personnel announcements in a few moments expected to nominate chuck hagel as the next defense secretary and counterterrorism adviser john brennan to be the next head of the cia. announcements set for just after one o'clock eastern from the east room of the white house. live coverage will be on our companion network, c-span. join us later today for two q&a programs starting at 6 p.m. eastern, focusing on george may onsowfort professor walterwomans talk -- walter williams, and his libertarian views and how he's been a guest host on the rush limbaugh show. we discuss "citizen soldier" which gets underway at 6 p.m. eastern here on c-span2. >> i think cybersecurity remains the top priority because of the national security implications. we saw that congress failed to reach an agreement on cybersecurity legislation on 2012 as many would have predicted. they remain far apart because industry is very opposed to any sort of cyber security standards. >> i think another big issue is going to be implementing the incentiv
. and perhaps the election of obama what i take from it that's positive i think a lot of people aspire to that. so, you know, this is the time. i think it is a historic opportunity and some philosophers said danger and opportunity tend to come together and we have both right now. >> let's hear your words. >> well, the occupied movement was the first movement in recent history to respond rationally to the new configuration of power, to the corporate today what is called the system of the inverted totalitarianism. it was an understanding of the formal mechanisms of power no longer work to carry out the end incremental or piecemeal reform as they were designed to do. essentially we are trapped in a system of political paralysis. there is an inability on the part of government to respond rationally and it is a constant theme in paul krugman's columns to the problems that beset us whether that is climate change, or whether that is the financial collapse, the mortgage crisis, the chronic underemployment, unemployment, the fact that a million people a year go bankrupt because they can't pay their med
there u.s. domestic politics, president obama did not want to further alienate the powerful domestic public ownership lobby, gun ownership lobby prior to the election. that was a problem. we had a terrible tragedy this weekend seems to have changed opinion in the states. first of all do you think, terrible thing to say, have a positive effect on actually getting agreement from the united states? but secondly, and you mentioned other armed export countries you want on board, to what extent is it countries like russia and china actually will determine how effective a treaty is if it is finally agreed by consensus? >> to the last comment, the treaty that involves those countries that sign and ratify it will be dramatically more effective. russia is a major arms exporter as is the united states. and so we do want them in it. i think it is too early to say, really it's, analysis of u.s. domestic politics, well the u.s. politicians might find difficult at the moment to say how the terrible outrage last week may have affected this but we had reached a point in july with the inclusion of amm
. met today with president obama at the white house. in a few minutes president karzai speaks at george town university. you can see live on our companion networking c-span. coming up later today c-span2 q & a with sonia on the non-profit group that works with high-risk youth through mentoring, after school programs and community involvement. that's at 6:00 p.m. eerp. at 7:00 matthew, director and producer of the movie that looks at problems in american health care and cost effective solutions. called roosevelt's heavily forested -- [inaudible] he unlike mrs. roosevelt, he knew when to be still in the presence of the president, when to back off and tell a joke. after he won the election, wendell was in his office. they remained friends. and he said to the president, why do you keep that man so close to you? that man being hopkins. he did not like hopkins. and roosevelt said, you know, you may be in the office someday and you'll understand, but he asks for nothing except to serve me. >> trusted adviser, friend, and confident to fdr. he lived in the white house for three and a half years.
obama and homeland is the favor show and the queen invited everybody to bucking hamming palace once the the dust settled out and won oscars. [laughter] but my question is when you're dealing with lives, real people who you're portraying or in the case of oklahoma home "homeland" or "24". what is we were talking about next door. maybe you can answer, michael, how is tony blair's perception change as a result of the film and the queen's perception change in the mind of the public and question go on and talk about homeland and "24" and that . >> this are many things you're working with when you do a tv show that has so many political emphasis and one of the things is you came against the agenda of people in terms of the agenda they have for looking at and discussing and judgments politicians. people tend to be more comfortable looking at things black and white. you can judge them against other people and make the choice and that kind of stuff. the first, of course, duty of an artist is to go beyond black and white is to become three dimensional look for rounded it out to make it real a
is visiting the u.s. this week. tomorrow meeting with president obama at the white house. also tomorrow, speaking at georgetown university. that is at 5:30 p.m. eastern, and you can see it live on our companion network, c-span. >> the "washington post" recently held a forum on women. labor secretary held that silas spoke about her career from and turning in the white house during the carter administration to serving in the obama administration. since this discussion from december, the secretary announced she is leaving her post at the end of the president's first term. >> good morning, and welcome. we have a remarkable gathering of women this morning, and they are -- their personal stories and backgrounds are as varied as america itself. they come from los angeles and cleveland and baltimore. they grew up poor, not so poor, asian-american, african-american, hispanic, and white. each of them have one thing in common. they are all phenomenally successful. each rose to the top of their field, whether parts or politics or sports, and we are going to talk to them today about how they did it,
and the family. president obama's second inaugural address coming up soon, it will be a good time for him to remind the country that our government is dependent on the people, not the other way around. we also need more clarity and discussion from all leaders. despite the widespread excesses that children do better to parents married household. despite what we know about the ability of the financial hardship caused by single parents, single parents trying to raise children on their own, and despite statistics about the worst educational game, greater criminal justice involvement among single parents hammes. despite all of this our leaders, our universities, our media, our religious institutions and the leaders of the group with the problem of single parenthood is most severe, both the african-american and hispanic communities, refuse to take this issue on aggressively or deal with it in any meaningful way. this problem is particularly glaring in the recording of most of -- which to its sometimes credit to both great efforts to chronicling in remarkable detail the difficulties of the poor,
by president obama's 2012 campaign comments supporting an all-of the-above agenda on energy and his statements outlining specific support for oil and natural gas production. we need more energy ever all times. even as we dramatically expand renubility energy sources and increase energy fossil fuels continue to have an important role to play. not only does natural gas have an increase role in electrician generation it provides the raw materials to manufacture wind turbine, and solar panel. it's a backup power. a future of abundant domestic energy is already being made real through today's oil and natural gas industry investments. in cutting edge technology, to our resources previously thought unreachable. with unconventional resources soon expected to produce the majority of american's energy we may soon be calling them very conventional. shale energy development has been a game changer for communities, the economy, and even our environment as increased use of natural gas has reduced co2 emissions in the united states to 1992 levels. since 1990, the industry has invested more than $252 billion
supported the mission, president obama has taken a been there and done that approach but we haven't been there for 40 years and the international partners who would have helped us have never been there. if we cannot lead the world with space, china and russia will inevitably feel the way that we left behind, and that will have a trickle-down effect. the number of people at the train as scientists and engineers to keep america's pre-eminence not in space but practically everything else. so, dr. pace, will you describe the problems caused by the cancellation of the consolation program and what is needed from congress in this current fiscal environment to ensure the success of the space launch? >> thank you, sir. that is a tall order. i think one of the crucial things the consolation program was supposed to do is to provide a smooth transition for the work force and for the capability the nation has off of the shuttle program to what ever came next. and we've lost that now. the deep integration between the low earth orbit and the destinations that was hoped for i think is also gone. i would
, and elsewhere. we were encouraged by president obama's 2012 campaign comments supporting and all of the above agenda on energy. and his statements outlining specific support for oil and natural gas production. we need more energy of all typ types. even if we dramatically expand renewable energy sources and increase our energy efficiency, fossil fuels will continue to have an important role to play. that only does natural gas have been increasingly important role in electricity generation, it provides the raw materials needed to manufacture wind turbines, solar panels. it is essential as a backup our do intermittent electricity sources. a future of abundant domestic energy is already being made real through today's oil and natural gas industry investmen investments. in cutting-edge technologies to access resources, previously thought unreachable. with unconventional resources to expected to produce the majority of america's energy, we may soon be calling them the very conventional. shale energy development has been a game changer for years in the economy, and even our environment. as increased
. the reelection of president barack obama made offical as a vote to cast on the floor today. that's really quite a historic event. so pleased that our new members will be here to bear witness to that treat several weeks ago i came before you bringing our 49 new members together, and we saw the beautiful diversity in every possible way. gender, geography, philosophy in every possible way, ethnicity of course. and now they are members of congress with constituents, and they will have a representative voting -- have a vote on the floor today for the electoral. the vote has been taken. but it was there who made the vote. yesterday on the floor represented several issues that i think we can work together on and extend a hand of friendship to the republicans to say let's work together for job creation, for good paying jobs here in america, build our infrastructure, address our energy challenges, make it an american so american families can make it in america. talk about the safety of the american people that we want to -- again, we must work together in a bipartisan way and with the president calls a
for us, me, woke up in 2008 and thought what can i do today to get barack obama elected president. having fight a democratic president on social security and just to be clear, he put -- he publicly admitted he put social security benefit cuts on the table. that is not a position i want to be in. that's not what i worked for in 2008, and what some of the other people worked for >> host: worked for it in 2012? regretting working for the president? >> our organization prioritized congress in 2012. the number one candidate was elizabeth warren calling out the ig and big wall street bankers yesterday. we raised over $1 minute 15 million, from 69,000 small grassroots contributions. >> host: in the last election cycle? >>>> guest: the last cycle. it was a couple months before she decided to run, raised $100,000 before she decided to run so on the day of the campaign she could hire a staff and port together a confident campaign, which she did and had 30 candidates overall this cycle that were successful. we ensured we didn't work to undermind the president. that would have been a disaster if mitt
in the whole issue of where democracy draw the li line. but mr. obama, if you recall the speech, i'm talking about moral equivalency here, said that the cold war was stupid and useless, and had no positive outcome. america and russia were equal to win, after all, this was america's and its allies greatest triumph since world war ii. please rate america's credibility military and diplomatic in relation to those three countries, senator. >> another leading question. >> i don't, i don't like to be overly critical of my own government. i congratulate president obama on his reelection. of the and american people have spoken, and it's up to us as a little opposition to support the president whatever we possibly can, especially on national security, foreign policy issue. very briefly, russia clearly has failed. the ngos being thrown out, the new definition of treason law that was just passed a couple days ago and russia. i mean, the list is a long. by the way, we're about to pass the bill through the united states senate. just went to the house but it will be very interesting to see mr. putin's rea
the messiness. help us understand the choices that the obama administration make and how you think out to deal with this. >> it's good to be here. i want to thank brookings and appreciating her with angel and michael. this whole thing reminds me of the story, i'm just a country lawyer from colorado, but the story of the guy who prayed to win the lottery ticket. he just wanted to win the lottery over and over again, and he was constantly asking the lord, would you help me? would you out of? i've lived a good life. i've never asked you for very much, and years went by come he never won the lottery. finally, he is down on his knees, help me, i need this money so badly. finally, the clouds part and a voice comes down from heaven, why don't you meet me halfway and just buy a ticket? >> guest: colorado and washington just wanted to get. about a ticket to the slaughter. now we have to figure out is this a can of lottery that will be good or bad. if you don't like lotteries, i respect some people don't like them at all, can this be a less bad lottery than it otherwise might be? think about the winners
report. john boehner has invited president obama to deliver the state of the union speech on february 12. a little bit later this you the clash of the state of union happen on january 24. in a letter today speaker boehner says quote our nation faces immense challenges. the american people expect us to work together in the new year to find meaningful solutions. this will require a willingness to seek common ground as well as presidential leadership. and for that reason the congress of the nation would welcome an opportunity to hear your plan for specific solutions for addressing america's great challenges. you will find live coverage of the speech on c-span network. afghan president karzai is in washington today. he met with president obama this morning. this evening at 5:30 p.m. he will speak at georgetown university in washington and relations between afghanistan's and the u.s. c-span will have live coverage. again that will start at 5:30 p.m. eastern. >> hollywood's most famous movie stars lead the film capital to help the government to sell more bonds. irene dunne, ronald colman, hedy
after the meeting here today. thanks for coming. [inaudible conversations] >> well, president obama announces today his nominee for treasury secretary and mealed ya reports are saying it's white house chief of staff jack lew. he would replace treasury secretary tim geithner. that announcement is set for 1:30 eastern today. c-span will have live coverage. all this week at 6 eastern here on c-span2 we're featuring past q&a programsment today it's supreme court justice antonin scalia on his book, "making your case: the art of persuading judges." it gives advice to lawyers. and then at 7 eastern, it's another q&a program, a conversation with neil barofsky. he's written a book called "bailout: an inside account of how washington abandoned main street while rescuing wall street." >> back in the heyday of the private student lending market, um, you saw a lot of families who weren't necessarily going to for-profit colleges. you know, their student was going to, say, a music school. i wrote an article about a gardener who sent his son to college, you know, the first in the family to go to co
. >> on "washington journal" tomorrow morning with a focus on president obama's announcement of his nominees to head the defense department and the cia. a >> this week on q&a, former harvard university press editor-in-chief aida donald discusses her latest biography called "citizen soldier" a life of harry s. truman. c-span: aida donald why did you write a book about harry truman? >> guest: well, i wanted to do an autobiography having written about teddy roosevelt, a book published five or six years ago and had great fun writing about teddy and looked around for another president that i might enjoy working on for a few years. and i came upon truman who by the way i remember because i'm old enough to remember him. truman had two big puzzles in his life, and i said you really have to write about someone that has puzzles because it gives you something to work on, to work through. and maybe autobiographer's, maybe other readers don't know about the puzzles but that is how i chose truman. and i worked very hard on those puzzles which turned out to be very important to his career and it kept me working an
you for sticking around for our last session. you will remember in the debates that president obama made quite a sensation when he said we have fewer horses and bayonettes because the nature of the military changed. that launched thousands upon thousands of tweets and means and how appropriate was that given the fact that one of the new instruments of war is the mouse, the joy stick. we're going to discuss those evolutions of technology today and what they mean and whether we've adapted to them adequately in terms of our strategies, in terms of our legal system, and in terms of our capabilities. we have a great panel to talk with us today. i'll introduce them one by one. at the end, there's mohammed abulahoum, head of yemen's justice party. there's vic toews, and elisa massimino, president and ceo of human rights first. we have general gene jean-paul, and we have rafal rohozinkski, ceo of the general, starting with you, since this is about the evolution of warfare and you're the man of nato and in charge of making it all happen. talk to us if you would, frame the issue in terms of w
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